Providence Bruins release schedule

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Providence Bruins release schedule

Boston Bruins rookies were supposed to play in the Florida Panthers rookie hockey tournament in Coral Springs, Florida with the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes on Sept. 15-19, but that was cancelled last week as it appears labor discord is going to continue well into late September.
The Bruins had played preseason rookie games against the New York Islanders in each of the last two seasons, but had planned on switching things up with young prospects like Dougie Hamilton, Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight ready to showcase their skills.

Though the labor dispute has threatened preseason action and could delay the start of the NHL season, the AHL year looks like it's ready to press on.
There are whispers that hard feelings between both sides of the labor debate could prohibit any players with even a single game of NHL experience from playing in the AHL during a work stoppage, But the Providence Bruins released their schedule today anyway.

This way, even if the Bruins are out of action, fans can know there will be some measure of professional hockey in New England. (Multiple industry sources have indicated to CSNNE.com over the last few weeks that the NHL season will not get underwayuntil sometime between Thanksgiving and New Years Day.)
The P-Bruins are entering their 21st season in the American Hockey League, and will play the Springfield Falcons in a pair of preseason games starting Oct. 3 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass. The P-Bruins then travel to Springfields MassMutual Center to play the Falcons again on Oct. 6.

Even if young Bruins skaters like Tyler Seguin and Jordan Caron arent a part of the Providence Bruins during a lockout as a young Patrice Bergeron was during the 2004-05 AHL season while the NHL never opened their doors its expected that Spooner and Knight will be on an AHL roster stuffed with more prospects than last year.

The 2012-13 American Hockey League regular season will begin on Friday, October 12. The P-Bruins complete season schedule can be found on www.providencebruins.com.

What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.